Rafael Baca

Rafael Baca
Rafael Baca
San Jose Earthquakes
Midfielder
30
Real Name: Rafael Baca
HT: 5' 8" WT: 160
Age: 25 (09/10/1989)
Birthplace: Tuxpan, Mexico
Hometown: Lawndale, CA

 

MLS: Played 90 minutes vs. NE on 3/10 … Started and played the first half vs. HOU on 3/17 … Came on as a substitute in the 57th minute at TFC on 3/24 and assisted on the game’s final goal in the 67th minute … Played 90 minutes at SEA on 3/31 and vs. VAN on 4/7 … Played 90 minutes at NY on 4/14 and tallied his first goal of 2012 (second of career) to tie the game at 1-1 in the 15th minute … Started at right wing in the absence of the suspended Marvin Chavez and played 82 minutes vs. RSL on 4/21 … Played 90 minutes at PHI on 4/28, moving from the right wing into central midfield in the 61st minute … Came on as a substitute for the last 27 minutes vs. DC on 5/2 … Played 90 minutes at VAN on 5/5 … Started and played 60 minutes vs. CHV on 5/13 … Started and played 70 minutes vs. CLB on 5/19 … Started and played 74 minutes at LA on 5/23 … Started and played 65 minutes at SKC on 5/27 … Played 65 minutes on 6/20 at COL … On bench but DNP at RSL on 6/23 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. LA on 6/30 … Started and played 59 minutes vs. POR on 7/3… Started and played 90 minutes at FCD on 7/7, 7/14 vs. RSL and vs. FCD on 7/18 … Started and played 82 minutes at VAN on 7/22 … Started and played 59 minutes vs. CHI on 7/28 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. SEA on 8/11 … Started and played 74 minutes at MTL on 8/18 … Started and played 90 minutes against COL on 8/25, recording an assist in the 31st minute … Started and played 83 minutes vs. CHV on 9/2 …Started and played 90 minutes at CHV on 9/15… Started and played 63 minutes vs. POR on 9/19 …Started and played 88 minutes on 9/22 at SEA …Started and played 90 minutes vs. FCD on 9/29 … Started and played 90 minutes vs. COL on 10/6, vs. LA on 10/21, at POR on 10/27 … Reserves: Started and played 90 minutes at CHV on 6/8 … MLS Cup Playoffs: Started and played 57 minutes against LA in the second leg of the Western Conference Semifinals … Started and played 90 minutes on 11/4 at LA in the first leg of the Western Conference Semifinals …Open Cup: Came on as a substitute in the 88th minute against FTL on 5/29 … Came on as a substitute in the 77th minute against MIN on 6/5 … Started and played 80 minutes vs. SEA on 6/26 …  Exhibition: Came on as a sub in the 71st minute vs. SC on 7/31, assisting on Steven Lenhart’s equalizing goal in the 85th minute.

2011: MLS: Made MLS debut coming on as a substitute in 80th minute vs. PHI on 7/9 … Came on as a substitute in 62nd minute at CLB on 7/16 … Came on as a substitute in 42nd minute vs. VAN on 7/20 … Made first MLS start and played 90 minutes at RSL on 7/23 … Came on as a substitute in 82nd minute vs. POR on 8/6 … Played 90 minutes and received a yellow card at LA on 8/20 … Started and played 83 minutes at TFC on 8/27 … Played 90 minutes vs. CHI on 9/10 and notched an assist … Played 90 minutes at HOU on 9/17 … Played 90 minutes at POR on 9/21 and notched an assist … Started and played 83 minutes at COL on 9/24 … Started and played 66 minutes vs. SKC on 10/1 … Played 90 minutes at NE on 10/8 and at SEA on 10/15 … Played 90 minutes vs. FCD on 10/22 and scored first MLS goal … Exhibition: Started and played 61 minutes vs. West Brom on 7/12 … Reserves: Played 90 minutes vs. VAN on 3/22 … Came on as a halftime substitute vs. SEA on 4/3 … Started and played 56 minutes at CHV on 7/26 … Started and played 75 minutes vs. POR on 8/7.

College: Three-time NSCAA All-Far West Region and four-time All-West Coast Conference selection at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, Calif. … Left program No. 2 on the career charts in games played (79), shots (213) and assists (19), and No. 3 in points (57) and goals (19) … Team captain and All-WCC First Team as a sophomore, junior and senior … Twice honored as the WCC Player of the Week … NSCAA Third Team All-America, College Soccer News Third Team, TopDrawerSoccer.com National Team of the Season Second Team and All-Far West Region First Team as a senior … Led the WCC with eight assists as a senior, achieving the No. 2 single-season mark all-time at LMU … Named Goal.com All-America First Team as a junior … One of 30 players selected to the MAC Hermann Trophy Watch List as a junior.

High School/Club: Attended Amino Leadership High School in Inglewood, Calif. … All-CIF, All-State, All-Harbor League, All-Area, All-City selection in his senior season … Scored 58 goals during high school career … Two-year letter-winner … Team captain as a senior … Won the school’s award for Top Student-Athlete.

Personal: Parents are Rafael and Graciela Baca … Has a sister, Jennifer … Majored in Spanish while at LMU.


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